June 18, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)

CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. A. A. HEAPS (Winnipeg North):

Mr Speaker, before the motion is put I should like to say a word or two with regard to the sittings of the house. For some time I have been thinking about this matter and it has occurred to me that we might change the hours during which the house sits. In Great Britain the house sits continuously from four o'clock on, and I was wondering if the Prime Minister or the government would consent to having a committee appointed next session to study this question and perhaps any rules which need revision. H the house would

sit continuously from two o'clock until seven,, it would mean five hours a day or twenty-five hours a week as against the twenty-seven hours a week that we now sit. I think we would actually get through our work more expeditiously than we do by sitting from three o'clock to six, and from eight o'clock to eleven.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MORNING AND SATURDAY SITTINGS
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